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Joucas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Joucas in Vaucluse

Photo is of The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon at 4 km from Joucas

Visit Joucas: highlights and tourist information

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Joucas is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon at 4 km and Roussillon at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Joucas, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Joucas in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited...

See Gordes guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 5 km (direction west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


at 10 km (direction west)

The highlight of your visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is the wooded valley and...

See Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the...

See Lacoste guide


at 11 km (direction east)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are...

See Menerbes guide


at 11 km (direction south-west)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are...

See Venasque guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in...

See Bonnieux guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together...

See Le Beaucet guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Joucas


Markets in and near Joucas

  • Roussillon: market Thursday (4km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (12km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (13km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (18km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (20km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (20km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (21km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (22km)

Hotels near Joucas

More information about Joucas, Provence

Tourist attractions near Joucas, France

What to do at Joucas? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Joucas.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (28km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (53km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (37km)
  • Glanum (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (4km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (24km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (12km)
  • Jarditrain (15km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (23km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (30km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (33km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (39km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (40km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (41km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Nesque (15km)
  • Colorado Provencal (19km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (19km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (32km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (46km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (34km)

Geography and distances

Joucas is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Joucas is 592 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Joucas

Canton: Gordes

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84220

Distance to Joucas

from Avignon (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 592 km

from Calais: 821 km

from Nice: 164 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 552 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Joucas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gordes, Lioux, Murs, Roussillon and Saint-Pantaleon.

This page in French: Visiter Joucas

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